New Technology For Preventing Construction Workers From Being Injured In Accidents

Posted on: 17 April 2015

If you want to protect your construction workers from accidents, there are some new technologies that can help you do this. Here are a few examples of these technologies that can help to make sure that your construction workers are safe from accidents.

Brake Air Dryers

Many vehicles need to have their own filtered air supply inside in order to prevent particles and other contaminants in the air from destroying the brakes. After all, brakes are even more important for construction drivers since they tend to be driving even heavier and dangerous vehicles.

One approach that helps with this includes a technology called brake air dryers. This is able to keep condensation in the air from contaminating brakes and ruining them, which could make them unsafe to drive.

The technology also helps to increase the efficiency of filtering out other contaminants as well such as soot and oil that manage to get by standard air compressors. Brake air dryers take moisture out of the air and ensure that only dry air is delivered through the braking system.

This also keeps braking systems in operation for longer so that companies aren't forced to go with older vehicles that are less safe for drivers. This allows for more safety all around.

Personal Air Bags

Construction workers are often subject to much more danger from potential impacts than other people are. One approach to try increasing construction worker safety is through a wearable airbag.

This new technology is useful in a wide number of potential hazards while construction workers are on the job. One specific application that this type of device is already used for is the potential of falling from a great height while working.

The bag can prevent falling people from being killing on impact, and it can even reduce the possibility of being crippled from such a fall. The bags come with sensors in the form of gyroscopes, accelerometers and onboard computers that can tell what sort of potential damage is coming and act accordingly by inflating along the areas of impact.

For example, if the airbag detects that a worker is likely to suffer impacts to the top part of their body from a fall, then it can inflate along the shoulders and collarbone. Many of these airbags also have a GPS to both aid in the detection of impending danger, and potentially help rescue workers find the injured person faster.

These preventative technologies can go a long way toward making sure construction worker injuries are reduced.